Whisky Companion for Android is a complete whisky and whiskey guide for the curious amateur as well as for the experienced collector.
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The App comes with detailed information and pictures of more than 2.600 whiskies (bourbon, rye, malts, single malt, cask strength, blended, vatted etc.) from 273 distilleries in 21 countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States and Wales.
The pre-loaded data for whiskies (Name, Age, Vintage, Bottling year, Alcohol strength, Bottler, Cask Type, Cask Number, Bottle Number, Bottle Size, Chill Filtered) and distilleries (Country, Region, Status, Visitor Center, Classification, Water source, Capacity, Stills, Founded, Owner, Address, Map location, Tel, Email, Web address) can easily be changed, or you can also create new whiskies and distilleries including your own pictures. Clicking on a picture of a distillery or a whisky will maximize the picture size.
You can share your distillery and whisky information with other. Users can create accounts on WhiskyCompanion's network server for **FREE**, and then upload their own distilleries and whiskies. After approval of uploaded material, can uploaded distilleries and whiskies be searched and downloaded by other users.
The app has a **FREE** cloud backup feature that allows users to backup and restore all personal distillery visit notes, whiskies, tasting notes, etc. to WhiskyCompanion's network server.
As more data (content) is published, new countries, distilleries and whiskies can be downloaded to the app's database. These updates will not affect your user data in the database.
Notes from distillery visits can be added to each distillery, and detailed comments and tasting notes (Rating, Colour, Nose, Palate, Body, Finish) may be added to a whisky. All distilleries visited and whiskies tasted will then be available in the “My Whiskies” section, which also includes a wish-list functionality.
Most of the distilleries have map-location for integration with Google Map. When clicking on a distillery location, Map will launch, and this can be switched to Street-View. It is then possible to virtually walk around the distillery.
You can create your own tasting event with picture and key information. Then you can link whiskies to the event and add your tasting notes to those whiskies.
The app also has a zoomable flavour map that shows a high level indication of many distilleries tasting character. The four directions are Light, Rich, Delicate and Smoky.
After installation of the App, the database should be downloaded over a network connection as the database is around 47 MB.
If you experience any problems using WhiskyCompanion, please notify [email protected]
and we will help you. Please don't use Android Market as a support forum as there is no way we can contact you to help solve your problems.
If you update your content, download new content, lose your phone, do a factory reset, or the SD card becomes corrupted, you might lose valuable data. If you enter personal tasting data or your complete whisky collection, we would strongly advise you to take a backup of your database on a regular basis. In the About window you see the location of the database. Just copy the file to your computer, and you should sleep better at night.
On Android 2.0/2.1 will the database be placed on the phone. On Android 2.2 and later will the database be placed on the SD card if a card is present.
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New in 2.12
- New user interface
New in 2.11
- Fixed problem when updating large content files
- Added WAKE_LOCK to prevent screen from going black during DB download